As we race towards December, Hutchesons City Grill in Glasgow's Merchant City has opened an apres ski lounge serving festive food and drink.

Open Monday 25 November, the ski lounge will be home to a festive food menu as well as mulled wine, Christmas cocktails and champagne.

Inside guests can look forward to a cosy ambience with a fairy light adorned ceiling, skis and ski racks and faux fur throws.

Open from 12pm until late every day from now and throughout December, the 158 Club Lounge has had a dusting of magic to create this festive wonderland, perfect for taking a break from Christmas shopping for a festive lunch or for a warming drink post-dinner.

Weekends in December will also see the resident DJ spin house and disco tracks from 7pm and, to set the party mood, there will be weekly festive cocktails on special offer.

Guests to the Apres Ski Lounge can also dine from their range of delicious festive menus and enjoy dishes such as honey and orange duck leg with roasted root vegetables and rosemary potatoes; traditional roast turkey paupiette with all the trimmings or indulge in a vanilla crème brûlée.

Speaking of the Apres Ski Lounge, co-founder of Rusk & Rusk, Louise Rusk said: “We’re bringing a sledge-full of Christmas cheer to Hutchesons.

“Whether you’re in the mood for a party or an indulgent dining experience, join us this festive season for mouth-watering food and fizz in our stunning ski-style lounge.”

The festive cocktails and mocktails

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Hutchesons festive cocktails

The Mallow and Bourbon

Bourbon, Scotch, marshmallow sugar, finished with a smoky toasted marshmallow.

Gingerpresso

Vodka, fresh ginger, ginger, espresso

Spicy Cinna-mina Peartini

Gin, fresh lemon, pear, sugar, star anise and homemade winter spices

Marmalade Marvel

Vodka, Cointreau, fresh lemon, marmalade and cardamom

The Veuveovator 

Veuve yellow label champagne, Hennessy VS, sprinkle of sugary festive cheer

Homemade Hutchesons mulled wine 

Rich red wine mixed with various mulling spices, orange, cinnamon, star anise served warm

Hutchesons mocktails

Smashingly refreshing

Raspberry, elderflower, lime, cranberry, fresh mint

Pomegranate punch

Pineapple, fresh lime, grenadine, ginger ale

The Apres Ski Lounge in now open until New Year’s Day at Hutchesons. For more information head to Hutchesons website.

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Rosalind Erskine

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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